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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Philip Glass Part 2 (Podcast)
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01:06:25
Philip Glass is an enduringly prolific composer, collaborator, intellectual, and inventor of a pedagogue Nadia Boulanger and sitarist Ranew kind of music now known as minimalism. In this extensive and candid interview from 1988, Glass discusses many things, including his involvement in world music, his innovative approach to rhythm, and his work with film and opera. He also talks about the people who have inspired him, including legendary vi Shankar, and the unique human narratives that he finds inspirational. The interview includes many samples of his musical work.

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Date: November 19, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: philip glass, speaking of music, 40th, experimental music

Links: Phillip Glass Website

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After Dark:  Dr. Megavolt under the Palace of Fine Arts Rotunda (Clip)
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00:02:54
In November 2009, Exploratorium After Dark welcomed particle physicist Dr. Austin Richards—aka Dr. MegaVolt. Under the Palace of Fine Arts rotunda, he jousted with a high-voltage Tesla coil, which generated 200,000 volts of electricity and shot 14-foot-long arcs of lightning through the air.

Project: After Dark | Browse All

Date: November 18, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Physics, Art

Keywords: electricity, electric, tesla, tesla coil, conductivity, arc, palace of fine arts, pfa, after dark, event, danger

Links: Dr. Megavolt

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Miscellaneous:  Between The Folds Preview (Clip)
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00:02:02
The film Between the Folds is a 2009 work by filmmaker Vanessa Gould. Between the Folds chronicles ten artists and scientists who have devoted time to the unlikely medium of modern origami. Vanessa Gould, who has degrees in physics and architecture, explores the expression of mathematics through origami. She became captivated by the art and science of transforming sheets of paper into three-dimensional geometric shapes — and exposed a hidden subculture. The film will screen at the Exploratorium on Saturday, October 18th, at 2pm.

Project: Miscellaneous | Browse All

Date: August 28, 2009
Format: Demonstration / Activity
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: paperfolding, origami, film, physics

Links: Green Fuse Films

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Speaking of Music Rewind:  Series Preview (Clip)
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00:01:20
Meet some of the notable artists featured in the Speaking of Music Rewind preview: Brian Eno, Sarah Hopkins, Trimpin, Pamela Z, John Cage, Philip Glass, and Laurie Anderson.

Project: Speaking of Music Rewind | Browse All

Date: August 19, 2009
Format: Event
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: speaking of music, brian eno, laurie anderson, john cage, 40th anniversary, music


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  Dr. Paul Coleman-Goddesses and Telescopes (Podcast)
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08:57
Astrophysicist and native Hawaiian Dr. Paul Coleman is used to operating in the worlds of both science and spiritual tradition. But in this short podcast, he tells a story of one time when those two worlds clashed, and he was reminded of the importance of remembering his native roots.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: August 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science

Keywords: paul coleman, pele, mauna kea, telescopes, hawai'i, hawaii, polynesian navigation, audio salon


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  NPR: Neighborhood Public Radio (Podcast)
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00:11:07
NPR, or Neighborhood Public Radio is an artists collective and community radio project founded in 2004 by multimedia artists and educators Lee Montgomery, Jon Brumit and Michael Trigilio. Acting as a traveling band of guerilla broadcasters, NPR personnel have hosted thematic broadcasts from San Francisco to Serbia, including a stint at the 2008 Whitney Biennial. What is Neighborhood Public Radio? Imagine a storefront community radio station open to you. You get access to the airwaves regardless of your qualifications or message. We caught up with the founders of the now-decentralized NPR team, in Oakland, Chicago and San Diego to talk about the technical, social and political aspects of broadcasting, and about their tattoos. As a special treat for our listeners we thought it would be fun to ask Lee, Jon and Michael to create a new Audio-Art piece for our Podcast series. The idea was simple. They would each create a composition that was no more than 5 minutes long, and we would layer all three parts together to create a single new work. Visit the link at the bottom to hear the results.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: July 3, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: art, radio, social media, npr, neighborhood public radio, audio art, audio salon

Links: NPR Trio: a new collaborative Sound-Art composition.
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Reflections:  Shaking Time by Daniel Rozin (Clip)
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00:00:40
Shaking Time Mirror is the forth of the "Time Series" Software Mirrors. This series of software mirrors examines notions of time, scanning, motion and stagnation. In Shaking Time Mirror only areas of movement on the screen are refreshed with current video, the rest of the screen ages and turns into a gray stagnant crust. When a viewer moves in front of the piece the crust flakes of and revels the full colored image of the viewer, which gradually grays back. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's summer exhibition, Reflections.

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Date: May 1, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art

Keywords: daniel rozin, mirror, reflections, software, video, image, art


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Reflections:  Self-Centered Mirror by Daniel Rozin (Clip)
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00:00:20
Self Centered Mirror is an arrangement of 34 vertical panes of mirror. It has a retro-reflective behavior, this means that anyone standing in front of this mirror will see themselves reflected on all 34 panes, The mirror will also remove anyone else in the space from being reflected. This piece lifts the last obstacle from in the quest to total narcisism. Artist Dan Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's summer exhibition, Reflections.

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Date: April 30, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art

Keywords: daniel rozin, mirror, reflections, art, narcissism


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Reflections:  Mirrors Mirror by Daniel Rozin (Clip)
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00:01:18
Mirrors Mirror creates the viewers' image by directing 768 small mirror tiles in a way that reflects different portions of their image. The piece is made of 24 columns of "pixels" that form a concaved curved surface that is aimed at the viewer. Brighter pixels reflect the upper body of the viewer and the wall behind him and dark ones are aimed lower. Artist Daniel Rozin will be featured in the Exploratorium's 2009 summer exhibition, Reflections.

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Date: April 29, 2009
Format: Exhibit
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): General Science, Cognitive Science/Psychology, Art

Keywords: daniel rozin, mirror, reflections, tiles, image, pixels, art


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Exploratorium Audio Salon:  The Sound of Ice: Terje Isungset (Podcast)
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00:18:09
Terje Isungset is one of Europe's most accomplished and innovative percussionists. With over two decades experience in jazz and Scandinavian music his work travels far beyond traditional boundaries. He's become more like a cross between a sound artist and a shaman. Isungset crafts his own instruments from natural elements found in Norway such as arctic birch, granite, slate, and even ice.

Project: Exploratorium Audio Salon | Browse All

Date: March 11, 2009
Format: Interview
Category: Popular Culture
Subject(s): Art

Keywords: sound art, music, instrument building, terje isungset, ice, audio salon

Links: Terje Isungset's Website

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